Poland, Poisons and Putin

Author:  Anne Basil, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY IFaculty:  Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case: A 43-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with three days of abdominal pain, vomiting, and profuse watery diarrhea. His symptoms have worsened by the time of his arrival. Patient is … Continue reading Poland, Poisons and Putin

Toxicology in Purported Therapies for COVID-19

Author: Jonathan Pun, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY I Faculty: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending  ** Disclosure:  This fictional case will discuss COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, as well as purported treatments that may cause toxicity.  This fictional case is created purely for educational purposes. This is not medical advice, and does … Continue reading Toxicology in Purported Therapies for COVID-19

Nuclear Problems

Author:  Nathaniel Sundquist, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY IFaculty:  Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine Attending The Case. A 16-year-old female presented to the emergency department in Brazil with multiple generalized complaints including abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting, progressively worsening fatigue and gradually worsening swelling in the upper body, headache and hair loss. … Continue reading Nuclear Problems